AuthorHeidi Munson

NYT Writer Says His Children “Cannot” be Friends with White People


I was troubled to see an opinion piece in the New York Times over the weekend, the premise of which was to wonder whether or not he would recommend to his children that they could be friends with white people (spoiler alert: his conclusion was “no”). The reason? The election of Donald Trump, of course. The author, Ekow Yankah, lists behaviors, character traits, and policies of Trump’s which he...

Reject Voices of Prayer-Shaming: They Don’t Represent Reality


Very soon after the massacre which occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, instead of the usual American response of coming together, offering prayers and empathy and shared grief, we were further shocked by near-immediate “prayer-shaming.” Prayer-shaming. Would we ever have conceived that such a thing could occur publicly in America? And, why? What is the...

We Now Know Russia is Actively Seeking to Divide Us: Will We Let Them?


When officials from Facebook, Twitter, and Google were summoned to testify before Congress this week about Russian influence in last year’s presidential election, a number of revelations came out. Given the enormous amount of attention paid to that topic, most of us are, quite frankly, tired of hearing about it. But we must not tune out, and here’s why. The most important thing to remember from...

Canada Passed Assisted Suicide Bill Last Year and is now Considering Child Euthanasia


It was only last year that Bill C-14 passed in Canada, which legalized physician assisted suicide. Now they are already they are looking into the same for minors. A report was released last week giving some preliminary results based on surveys sent to pediatricians. From the CBC article: “Almost half the respondents surveyed (46 per cent) said they were in favour of extending assisted...

Bisexual Student Reprimanded for making Factual Statement about Islam


When you think about heading off to college, what’s the first thing that enters your mind? A new adventure? New ideas being presented to you? Your mind being stretched and challenged? To use today’s vernacular: LOL! That’s SO last century (well, and many other centuries prior to that, but they’re all filled with old, dead people, meaning that’s all clearly irrelevant...

The Reformation Still Impacts You in Ways You May not Even Realize


In the world of Protestant Christianity, today is known as Reformation Day. On this day exactly 500 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church. This was the usual means to communicate that you had some things you wished to discuss or debate. Luther wrote them in Latin, which indicated that he intended to open an academic debate...

Confused? Here’s This Week’s Russia/Clinton/DNC News Distilled Down to Bullet Points


This Russia / Trump / Comey / Clinton campaign / DNC story is complex and has become unwieldy. Add to that the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election were filed yesterday, and it’s enough to make anyone feel like the first time they waded into The Lord of the Rings: Too many names and places and dates...

Newly Released FBI Report about Sandy Hook Reveals Details about What the Police Knew


Nearly five years after the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the FBI has released more than 1,500 pages of documents related to the investigation. Among the revelations in the documents, the most astounding was the fact that the Newtown police were told that Adam Lanza, the gunman, wanted to carry out that specific crime — and they did nothing. A resident of the town...

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